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Timmy Hansen wins in Loheac

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Timmy Hansen wins in Loheac and closes the championship gap down to just two points.

Hansen took his third win of the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship at the World RX of France.

Hansen wasn’t able to convert his semi-final pole and started on the second row, however he took the lead at the first corner.

Pole sitter, Andreas Bakkerud, in trying to outbreak Niclas Gronholm at the first corner pushed both of them wide which allowed Hansen up the inside to take the lead. Bakkerud and Gronholm dropped to the back.

Hansen led for the rest of the race, taking his joker on lap five and retaining his position.

Anton Marklund, was also able to gain at the first turn to move up to third. He then jumped Rokas Baciuska who took his joker on the opening lap. Hanging onto the back of Hansen, Marklund was able to maintain his position after the joker lap to take second place.

Completing an all Swedish podium was Kevin Hansen, who just made it through to the finals. Starting on the back row Kevin moved up to fourth and was able to jump Baciuska on his joker lap.

Baciuska was unable to regain the ground lost by taking his joker on lap one and missed out on a podium position.

Bakkerud and Gronholm were unable to recover from the first corner and finished the race in fifth and sixth.

With only two rounds left on the calendar there are just two points covering the top three drivers. Bakkerud leads by the two points with the Hansen brothers tied in second.

World RX returns in two weeks with the World RX of Latvia on 14th September.

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